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cut was ordered by california's citizens compensation commission. it comes on top of the pay cuts totaling 18% over the past 3 years along with the elimination of fringe benefits. >>> 6:37 now, there are -- 4:37, now, there are just five weeks until america goes over the fiscal cliff. susan mcginnis is in washington with what republicans and democrats now say they are willing to do to reach a deal. >> reporter: president obama and congress begin negotiations this week to avoid are the coming fiscal cliff, about $6 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in. both sides say they're looking for ways to compromise. >> that's what it's about, if regan and o'neill can do it, obama should be able to do it. >> reporter: but republicans have consistently voted against any deal that raises tax revenue. >> the key is whether or not the republicans will move away from the id logically rigid tradition which was the grove pledge that they will not go for additional revenue. >> reporter: for the first time the antitax pledge seems to be negotiable. >> when you're $16 trillion in de
open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's what we're hoping for. you did mention a lot of them put it in by mail. half of all california voters are expected to vote by mail. that's an 8% increase from last year. but in terms of coming in person, take a look. yesterday we did see that steady stream of voters at the polls yesterday. several were anxious to get their ballots in ahead of time. in fact, about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls today and that's because they have already cast their ballot -- or cast their vote roughly the size of san francisco. one of the main reasons voters came to the polls early, they told me it was because of their civic duty. >> believe it or not, this is my first time doing it. it's been a tough time for all of us as now and i feel like we need to vote. a lot of folks are like, oh, okay, whatever. no, it's not whatever. this is re
30. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains what prop 30 means for california taxpayers. good morning, anne. >>> reporter: this is probably the headliner in state politics, proposition 30. it was called very early this morning that prop 30 did pass. in the end, 54% of californians voted to raise their own taxes. but almost 4.5 million voters said yes to prop 30. the nos 46% of the vote, less than 4 million people voted no on prop. people who earn more than $250,000 a year will pay higher taxes for seven years and that tax increase will be retroactive to the beginning of this year. now, all of us will be paying more sales tax a quarter cent for four years. that boils down to paying about a penny more for every $4 you spend. now, funding for schools was the deciding factor for a lot of voters here. governor brown had threatened to cut $6 billion from schools and colleges if prop 30 didn't pass. in fact, this year's budget assumes that prop 30 would pass. the additional money that's about to come in will help balance the state budget through 2019. >> well, here we have. we have the vote
party on the university of southern california campus. usc police say two people were detained shortly after the shooting, which happened just last night just before midnight. the four people injured were rushed to l.a. hospitals. no word on their conditions this morning. >>> and not far from that shooting three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd there. l.a. police say three people taken to hospitals one of them a 17- year-old is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and the leg. at least three men have been arrested. >>> oakland police are looking into the shooting death of a man at a cell phone store. it happened about 7:00 last night at a metro pcs store and international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt but they are not releasing any information about the victim or any possible suspects. >>> 4:33. now under arrest a man who smashed a muni bus window. san francisco police are crediting social media for the help and now there are two other guys the police would like to catch, as well. cbs 5
california. it's the lights. a number of flights scheduled to leave bob hope airport were canceled after mechanical failure knocked out the lights on one of the runways. arrivals used a different runway but there were still some delays on flights from the bay area down south to burbank. >> frustrating because i think the lights were out before we actually boarded the plane and they didn't tell us. they thought they were going to be able to fix it and be done. >> they had been working through the night to repair the lights in burbank. it's up to the individual airlines to decide if they want to use that airport. >>> three people are under arrest accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in mountain view. officers say they found the girl drunk near castro elementary wednesday night and bruising on her back. the suspects are two 17-year- old boys and 23-year-old mario pinto. according to police, they were drinking with the victim at someone's home before the assault. >>> fremont police have released a photo of synthetic drugs seized during raids of two smoke shops. two men were arre
with live results from around the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area, as well. >>> more subways are running in new york city this morning a week after superstorm sandy slammed the city. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. over the weekend, many people got their first look at their devastated neighborhoods. >> the only thing we had was the clothes on our backs and just grabbed our animals and ran, not expecting to come back to nothing. [ crying ] >> part of our house is across the street, our couch two streets down. [ crying ] >> more than 50,000 people in new jersey have applied for fema assistance and fema has already approved more than $30 million in payments. >>> bay area red cross volunteers are sending emergency response staff and vehicles to help victims. they will be making the three- day drive to new york and take supplies and food to some of the 2 million people still without power. more than 100 volunteers fr
project known as operation impact is under way in two northern california cities. the california highway patrol is providing extra officers to oakland and stockton. chp officers will be in oakland two days a week at no cost to the city. help from the chp will allow the city's police department to increase patrols in high crime areas. >> it was to enhance that effort and put more visible marked patrol cars to give a better law enforcement presence out on our streets. >> the program is set to run for at least the next three months. >>> there is a $15,000 reward for information to solve an east oakland murder. a memorial is outside the cell phone store where the owner was gunned down on halloween as he was closing the store. 50-year-old wilbur bartley was well loved in the community. >> he was always giving the kids raider tickets. kids would come in if they were hungry he would give them money to feed them. >> personally saddened by this senseless act of violence and i pledge it this farmly and this community that we will forge as many resources as we can into finding the killer. >> police
of that moisture up towards northern california right here just about to work its way slowly down to the south. as that moves in i think the chances of rain will increase especially toward the middle and later part of the day. temperatures chilly in spots right now. 48 in santa rosa, 48 napa, 54 san jose, 53 san francisco. i think as we look toward the afternoon today, yesterday we had some highs in the 60s and the 70s. today how about this? boy, have we cooled down since the beginning of the week when we had some 80s. we're going to be struggling to get into the low 60s by this afternoon. >> thank you, lawrence. >>> outside right now, things look good on 101. we sent our photographer towards the south bay. this is a live look at 101 at trimble. headlights, taillights, no matter which way you're going, northbound or southbound 101 it's an easy ride. bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights, no major delays, no major roadwork all across the upper deck heading into s you will find roadwork on the golden gate bridge. only one lane open southbound 101. you can see though conditions are very quiet
, how california could actually end one a budget surplus. >> plus, rough roads in a rich town. the affluent city littlessed as having some of the bumpiest streets in the bay area. >> and a small plane lands on a sacramento freeway. what went wrong and why did the pilot land here? we're going to tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, not because of an accident.t for a plane! a pilot lost engine power mid- flight, se landed in the only spot he d find yesterday: the median >>> a backup on a northern california highway because of a plane. a pilot lost engine power mid fright so he landed in the only spot he could find yesterday, the median on highway 65 near roseville. >> it's something you train for. you know, you find yourself when it actually happens, all that training comes back. >> and that's a good thing. so how did they get the plane off that highway? the most logical way. the pilot fixed the problem. chp shut down the traffic and the plane took off back to the airport dodging a few lights a couple of traffic signs but made it back. >> okay, can you imagine being on th
and said he has buried himself up to his neck in sand to hide from police. >> police in southern california shot and killed a u.s. marine from san jose this weekend. officers from palm springs police department say allen dvalina refused to stop for officers on bike patrol at 2:00 on saturday and he hit one of the officers with a car in a parking garage. that's when police opened fire and killed him. >>> the san mateo county district attorney plans to make a decision on what steps to take after a judge through out on a murder trial. police said his killer was childhood friend gregory alarn of pittsburgh. yesterday the judge in the case threw out the charges. >> the real question was at one point when mr. elam was talking about wanting an attorney, whether or not the questioning e should have stopped and the judge said it should have. it is something we don't agree with. >> the da said he was not under arrest when he talked about the murder to police and there was no obligation to read him his miranda rights. >>> a verdict will be announced this morning in the case of a rape and murder. an en
hallucinogen. >> police say this is only the third dmt lab to be busted in california. three suspects were arrested. more are expected. officers say the drug could have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. >>> police are trying to determine how many home burglaries can be tied to two east palo alto women. the two women were arrested in los altos monday. investigators believe they are behind at least 15 burglaries in santa clara, san mateo and contra costa counties. this is a look at the stolen items. police say they found it in the women's car including electronics, handbags and jewelry. >> to be honest it was surprising to see the magnitude of the items found and not only magnitude but just the distance that was traveled -- that we believe was traveled to execute these burglaries. >> police say items include jewelry taken from a palo alto home shortly before the arrest. in that case the burglars pried open a locked sliding door. >>> in the headlines, san francisco police are looking for two women who pepper sprayed another woman and took her cell phone yesterday afternoon at 19th and ha
in california. >> you know what? that may change after today. lottery officials are meeting this morning in sacramento. they are trying to hammer out details that would allow the golden state to join the party 42 states that all take part in the powerball drawing. lottery fans in southern california say they're already ready to play. >> i'm glad powerball is coming here. it's wonderful. we deserve a chance to hit too. >> state officials believe adding powerball sales will add an additional $120 million in revenue and it costs 2 bucks a ticket so that jackpot goes up quick. >> yes. >>> 4:41. runners running a health risk what older athletes need to know to keep their hearts healthy. >> crossing the line. why some special needs students are being put in these so- called isolation rooms. >> and on the lam, two escapees catching new yorkers off guard. when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a downtown apartment comple. cbs-5 reporter anne makovecs on scene w >>> we continue to following breaking news in palo alto. major police activity outside a downtown apartment complex. >> cbs 5 reporter anne m
jose, the 94th annual veterans day parade was considered one of the biggest in northern california. and a mono. years in the making was dedicated. veterans raised $200,000 to build it and are now collecting donations to maintain it. >>> in san francisco people lined the streets for the veterans day salute, a march down market street. this year also honored more than 40 bay area veterans. >> and because november 11th was yesterday, veterans day is observed by most today. >> city, county, state and federal government offices are closed today and there's no mail delivery. banks and schools are closed as well and transit systems will be running on are regular schedule. >>> david petraeus resigned last week and lawmakers are shocked by the news. the head of senate intelligence committee says the fbi didn't tell the committee it was investigating david petraeus and his affair with his biographer. several members of the house and senate say they are confident he'll be called to testify act the benghazi attack. >>> one guy not taking the day off? >> did you turn the heater up? >> i blasted
spikes and it told the senate committee many california refineries were actually pumping out plenty of gas during times they were supposedly offline. with just 7 companies controlling 94% of the market here in california, state senator mark leno says it is a cause for concern. >> when a marketplace gets more and more and more concentrated, the opportunity for that market manipulation only increases. >> that study couldn't find enough evidence to prov collusion. senator leno has launched an investigation into the refining system and its oversight. >>> bart look is into the future and seeing the need for more trains. bart recently bought 775 train cars for $2.5 billion. but it expects to need 880 cars in the near future to accommodate 500,000 passengers a day. the price tag for that is not known but bart's director says it's a lot of money and a big problem. >>> san francisco planners have approved a cap on the number of so-called micro-apartments but are not too happy about it. the planning commission approved the cap of 375 for units that measure just 220 square feet but commissione
california in an alleged terror plot. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. this is the watch of the man. he tried to take this past security checkpoints last thursday. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms there. obviously. deputies arrested 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann and evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends and family and people that give me corporate work, et cetera. >> well, the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has ever run into any trouble for wearing art in an airport. that might set off a few whistles and bells. >> you would think about
because of a water pump problem. >>> what may be a sigh of relief for college students in california, today's vote for raising tuition at uc campuses has been delayed. the move comes after requests from governor brown. he questioned the timing of raising tuition a week after voters passed prop 30 to fund education. the uc system was look at raising fees by as much as 35%. >>> forget about black friday this year it's all about black thursday. target will open its doors at 9:00 on thanksgiving night. one part-time target employee says enough already. casey saint claire has since launched an online petition to get target to close altogether on thanksgiving. so far, it's gotten more than 200,000 signatures. >> i want to keep thanksgiving as a day where the stores are closed and everyone gets to spend time with their families. i'm not looking to get fired even though i know in the backful my head that's something that could happen. >> target is not backing down. its new commercial points out that black friday will start thursday night at 9:00. >>> workers are back on the job at raley's an
at the port tomorrow. workers say they haven't had a new contract for 16 months. >>> the california nurses association is planning more short-term strikes because of ongoing contract disputes at bay area hospitals. nurses plan to strike against hospitals run by sutter health for two days starting tomorrow. they held a strike against the same hospitals earlier this month. they also plan a one-day strike tomorrow against two san jose hospitals, good samaritan and regional medical center. both are operated by hospital corporation of america. >>> the death toll is escalating in the gaza strip as israel retaliates after months of rocket attacks from gaza. in gaza, 91 palestinians including 50 civilians have been killed since last week and in israel three civilians have been killed by rockets launched by hamas. cbs reporter susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage faciliti
and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> time now 4:36. let's check weather with lawrence. are you still stuffed from yesterday? >> now, my suits are feeling funny. [ laughter ] >> wow! but it was good. it was worth it. going to have to work some of that off today. out the door lots of sunshine again today and some mild temperatures by the afternoon. high pressure now sliding in over us. occasionally we'll see a few high clouds and patchy fog in the valleys. otherwise looking good sailing in toward the afternoon. temperatures out the door, plan on doing a little shopping, a little chilly in spots down into the low 40s inland. 41 santa rosa, 44 san jose, 50 san francisco. by the afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures
at the university of southern california say there may be a link between pollution and autism. they say exposure to traffic- related air pollution can have an impact on the baby in the womb and a year after birth. >>> a dramatic birth at bart. the woman's contractions were 5 minutes apart yesterday. her husband was driving her to alta bates in berkeley. her water broke and they pulled up to the pittsburg station in front of commuter tanya madxdix. >> the guy got out and screamed. >> my child being born, call 911. >> actually hit the floor a little bit. i was backwards like i was in so much pain like -- she just -- i pushed her out. >> you feel for the parents. jasmine wrapped her third child in a coat from a taxi driver. the family spent the night at kaiser in antioch. but the baby, so cute, healthy and they could all go home as soon as tomorrow. >> nothing like a calm father. >> my wife's having a baby! >> jasmine has a little story to tell. >>> it's 4:50 now. with a $300,000 paycheck per episode you wouldn't think he would be able to find much to complaining about. >> not so for this "two and
. the california highway patrol is also gearing up for heavy rains. the first three days of the storm will be extremely hazardous because rain brings oil to the surface. it will be slick, so drive slowly. the san anselmo creek, which runs through town, floods at 13 feet. according to the ross valley fire department's website, which tracks creek levels, it's only at just over 2 feet now. but again we are expecting rain to hit the area over the next few days. so that definitely could change. in san anselmo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> and over here at the san rafael bridge, thank you, elissa, we're expecting high wind advisories here. the high wind advisory across the bay area are expected to go up until about 11:00 in the morning. we're look at winds up to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to 60. the morning commute is slow if you take a look. but again, chp is advising drivers of this high wind advisory because when you combine the wind with the rain and the commute, we're looking at potentially dangerous driving conditions. it's inevitable when weather like this hits the bay area the
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